Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

ROBERT T. ARAKI

Posted On September 1st, 2013 -

ROBERT T. ARAKI Age 71, of Mililani, HI, passed away August 20, 2013 in Honolulu. Born April 18, 1942 in Wailuku, Maui. A retired cable splicer with Hawaiian Tel. He is survived by wife, Edith Araki; daughter, Joy (Dan) Nishibe; sisters, Yuriko Araki, Mabel Araki, Irene Araki; 1 grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

KEN KENICHI KAWAMURA

Posted On September 1st, 2013 -

KEN KENICHI KAWAMURA Age 92, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away July 16, 2013 in Wahiawa, HI. Born September 16, 1920 in Waialua, HI. A member of the Wahiawa Rainbow Club. Retired from Dole Plantation. He is survived by son, Duane T. (Grace) Kawamura; daughters, Sandra J. Kawamura, Gayle M. Kawamura; sisters, Kimiko “Phyllis” Oki, Bessie Yoshimoto; 1 grandchild. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 9:00 a.m. Casual Attire.

GERALD M. NUTT

Posted On September 1st, 2013 -

GERALD M. NUTT Jerry Nutt, 73, of Honolulu, passed away on August 26, 2013 in Honolulu. He was a proud member of Roosevelt High School’s legendary Class of ’58. He retired from Hawaiian Electric Company after 32 years of service as a Supervisor in the Transmission and Distribution Department. He was also a Veteran of the US Air Force. He is survived by son Garrett, daughter Kami, daughter-in-law Leilani, grandsons Jayson and Ryan, and grand- daughter Payton, the children of Jerry’s dearly departed son, Kevin. In addition to his family, Jerry was dearly loved by many friends, whom he deeply cherished. The Memorial Service will be held at the O’ahu Cemetery Chapel on Friday, September 6. Visitation will begin at 11am. Service will begin at noon. Following a short intimate service for family, the celebration of his life will be continued at the Elks Honolulu Lodge 616 in Waikiki, where he was a proud member and served on the Board of Trustees for many years. Casual or Aloha Attire welcome.

GLENDA MAYE KAAI COPE

Posted On September 1st, 2013 -

GLENDA MAYE KAAI COPE 62, of Las Vegas, passed on June 20, 2013. Born on Jan. 19, 1951 in Honolulu, she is a Kamehameha School Alumni, class of 1969 and retired from Hawaiian Tel Co in 1989. May the Lord keep our beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend within his loving embrace as she joins her father, Albert Kaai and grand-child, Ruby Dabrowski, in Heaven. Glenda is survived by her loving husband of 37 yrs, George H Cope Jr.; children: Kealani & Kilani Pedro, Kalei, Kaipo; grand- children: Schatzi, Ke`Alohilani, Kawika & Zoey; mother: Johanna Kaai; siblings: Albert, Johanna, Alberta, Rosanna & Arlynne. Please join Glenda’s ohana to share your aloha and memories at Bishop Memorial Chapel of the Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Campus on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Visitation at 1:00 pm and services at 2:00 pm. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

ELAINE SETSUKO NAKAMURA “SETS”

Posted On September 1st, 2013 -

ELAINE SETSUKO SETS NAKAMURA Age 75, of Honolulu, passed away on August 20, 2013, at her home. Born in Honolulu, she retired after 40 years of employment with Hosoi Garden Mortuary as a bookkeeper and corporate secretary. Preceded in death by her husband, Tomio “Tommy” Nakamura, she is survived by her son, Tommy T. Nakamura; daughter, Debbie Y. (Michael K.) Takeno; grandchildren, Donnavan and Devon Nakamura; Tamlyn and Gavin Takeno; brother, Roy S. (Frances) Morishige; sisters, Naomi R. (Rodney T.) Numazu, Mary Ann M. Lamar and Susan S. Morishige. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2013, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service at 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

WALTER PUCK WO YEE

Posted On September 1st, 2013 -

WALTER PUCK WO YEE 86, of Honolulu, a retired United Postal Service clerk and an Army veteran, died at St. Francis Hospice on August 16, 2013. Born May 20, 1927 in Haleiwa. He is survived by the Chu family: Peggy, Ronnie, Anson, and Andy, beloved dog Cookie; brothers Melvin and Robert, sisters Puck Lin Wat and Violet (Calvin Tam), five nephews and nine nieces. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 6 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Nobuyo Hirata Kanda

Posted On August 31st, 2013 -

NOBUYO HIRATA KANDA Died on August 16, 2013 at the age of 96. She was born in Honolulu and moved to Pahala on the Big Island after she got married. She owned and managed the Kanda Store and Gift Shop in Pahala for 30 years before moving back to Honolulu with her husband in 1970. She then worked at Sears at the Ala Moana Shopping Center until her retirement in 1997 on her 80th birthday. She loved to travel all over the world, play golf, and test her skill at blackjack in Las Vegas. Nobuyo Kanda is survived by daughters Lynette “Ko” (Glenn) Miyataki and Diane “Didi” (Wayne) Iwaoka; son Neal (Lynette Lo) Kanda; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her husband Minoru Kanda. Private services were held on August 25, 2013.

YASUE “SUE” YAMANE

Posted On August 31st, 2013 -

YASUE SUE YAMANE Memorial services for the late Yasue “Sue” Yamane, 84-year-old, Waialua, HI born resident of Monterey Park, who passed away on August 27, 2013, will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 7 p.m. at Evergreen Baptist Church of San Gabriel Valley 323 Workman Mill Rd., La Puente, CA 91746. Aloha attire and bright colors are welcome. Predeceased by her husband, Edward M. Yamane; she is survived by her children, Michael (Katherine) Yamane and Lori (James) Kodama both of California, and Patti (Edward) Shinoda of Hawaii; grandchildren, Jessica, Daniel, Rebecca, Veronica and Eryca Yamane, Kailee, Kimberly and Kristine Kodama, and Nicole (Dustin) Major all of California, Cassidy Shinoda and Callie Shinoda both of Hawaii; siblings, Marilyn T. (Tets) Sakuda, Gavin (Dot) Yamauchi of Hawaii, and Carol Toyota; she is also survived by other relatives here and in Hawaii. www.fukuimortuary.com (213) 626-0441

DAVID KUM CHUNG CHUN

Posted On August 31st, 2013 -

DAVID KUM CHUNG CHUN David Kum Chung Chun (Porky), 92, of Haleiwa passed peacefully on 8/22/13. Survived by wife Angeline, children Jeffrey, Charlene, Davelynn, Joycelynn, and Shirleen, 17 grandchildren and 13 great- grand-children. Visitation 9:30am funeral service 10:30am, Diamond Head Chapel, Tuesday 9/3/13, burial at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe 1:00pm.

RAYMUNDO VIOLA CARDANO, SR.

Posted On August 30th, 2013 -

RAYMUNDO VIOLA CARDANO, SR. Age 80, of Aiea, HI, passed away August 5, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 20, 1933 in Bombon, Camarines Sur, Philippines. Retired from Waikiki Business Plaza. He is survived by wife, Pancracia S. Cardano; sons, Antonio (Ruby) Cardano, Nilo Cardano, Raymundo (Joyce) Cardano, Jr., Noli (Mina) Cardano, Nestor (Gaudelia) Cardano; daughters, Violeta Cardano, Norma (Robert) Bray; 19 grandchildren; brother, Efepanio Cardano. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m., Prayer Service 12:00 noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CLEOTILDE MAGBUAL ILACAS

Posted On August 30th, 2013 -

CLEOTILDE MAGBUAL ILACAS Age 91, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 7, 2013. Born in Caraitan, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of Badoc Pinili Association. She is survived by sons, Jimmy (Remedios) Laforga, Carlo Laforga, Rodolfo “Rudy” Laforga; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Leona Madalipay, Florentina Vergara. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

WILBUR “PIILANI” GRAY

Posted On August 30th, 2013 -

WILBUR PIILANI GRAY Age 78, of Waialua, HI, passed away August 4, 2013 in Waialua. Born July 24, 1935 in Honolulu. Retired from Schofield Barracks as a mason. He is survived by wife, Wilda Jerviss Gray; daughters, Johnella (Michael) Riley, Jana (Johnny) Stultz, Joslyn (Kevin) McGuire; sons, Jeffrey (Debra) Gray, Jesse (Nicolette) Gray; 20 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren; sister, Jeanette (Frank) Crabbe. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (September 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LYNETTE “LEE” KUUALOHA JENSEN CHUN

Posted On August 30th, 2013 -

LYNETTE LEE KUUALOHA JENSEN CHUN Age 64, of Waianae, HI, passed away August 21, 2013 in Honolulu. Born July 6, 1949 in Honolulu, HI. Lynette was a judicial clerk with the Hawaii State Judiciary-Ewa Court. She was a stand up paddle surfer. She is survived by husband, Donald A. Chun, Sr.; sons, Donald A. (Nancy) Chun, Jr., Deacon P.K. (Abigail) Chun of CA; daughter, Donnette L. (Aaron) Sakamoto; brother, Julius Jensen, Jr.; sisters, Elaine (Edward) Lang, Diane (John) Halemano, Yvonne “Lei” Kuhlmann, Abigail (Arthur) Nishida, Aimee “Mamo” Jensen; 9 grandchildren. Visitation 5:15 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

WAYNE SUMISO TAGAMI

Posted On August 30th, 2013 -

WAYNE SUMISO TAGAMI Age 68, of Honolulu, passed away August 11, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born July 9, 1945 in Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Iris A. Tagami; sons, Kevin S. Tagami, Jeffrey (Sharlene) S. Tagami; brothers, Robert (Frances) Tagami, Bernard (Merle) Tagami, George Tagami; sisters, Mildred Chikuma, Gladys (Glenn) Kadoyama, Betty (Richard) Ito; 2 grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday 9/6 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Inurnment 10:30 a.m. Saturday 9/7 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

ALLAN BOB CHAMIZO

Posted On August 30th, 2013 -

ALLAN BOB CHAMIZO Age 71, of Pearl City, HI, passed away August 3, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born June 6, 1942 in Lihue, Kauai. Retired pipefitter for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop #56. He is survived by wife, Priscilla Chamizo; sons, Allan Chamizo, Jr. of LV, Jeremy (Rayn) Chamizo; daughter, Teresa (Gareth) Matutino; sisters, Barbara (Frank) Racoma, Rhona (David) Ouldhouse of TX, Kathleen (Rick) Carr of TX; 8 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

REYFULDO RUMBAOA CADIZ

Posted On August 30th, 2013 -

REYFULDO RUMBAOA CADIZ Age 90, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away August 6, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born February 12, 1923 in Cadaratan, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Eugenia C. Cadiz; daughters, Leony (Al) Miranda, Esther (Dan) Belleza, Mely (Ron), Aguinaldo, Rebecca (Steven) Balderas, Ellen (Rollie) Donato, Leah (Dexter) Cho; brothers, Alfredo (Maxima) Cadiz, Florendo (Corazon) Cadiz; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

KEIJI AMEMIYA

Posted On August 30th, 2013 -

KEIJI AMEMIYA Age 88, of Mililani, HI, passed away August 20, 2013 in Mililani. Born March 3, 1925 in Opaeula, Waialua, Honolulu. Retired superintendent for Dole Wahiawa and Lion’s Club member for 52 years. He is survived by wife, Setsuko Amemiya; sons, Roy (Marilyn) Amemiya, Chris (Anne) Amemiya; daughters, Corinne (Edwin) Watanabe, Jan (Randy) Iwase, Debra Luning; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 great- great-grandchildren; brothers, Ronald (Caroline) Amemiya, Clayton (Jan) Amemiya; sisters, Grace (Sadamu) Sakai, Kuniko Kay (William) Griffith, Hoshiko (Howard) Miike, Brenda (Larry) Henry. Visitation 5:15 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:15 p.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

CAROLINE RAWLINS LEE

Posted On August 29th, 2013 -

CAROLINE RAWLINS LEE 86 of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died on July 16, 2013 in Kaneohe, Hawaii. She was born October 20, 1926, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a homemaker. Survived by sons: Valory T.S., Gary T.S., Corey T.W. and Gregory W. Lee; daughter: Carol Ann Yamada; brothers: Edmund (Germaine) Rawlins and Allen (Sue) Napoleon; grandchildren and great-grand- children; nieces and nephews. Private Funeral Services held.

AMY K. AKAU

Posted On August 29th, 2013 -

AMY K. AKAU Aug. 6, 2013 Amy K. Akau, 85, of Kaimuki, housewife/school bus driver, died in Honolulu. She is survived by sons: Richard Jr, James, Maurice, Christopher, Patrick Sr; daughters: Christine, Catherine, Corrine, Cynthia, Amy; 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 am, Sat. 8/31 at Star of the Sea Church. Service 12:00. Burial 2:15 pm at Diamond Head Cemetery. Casual Attire.

YOSHIE SUGAWARA

Posted On August 29th, 2013 -

YOSHIE SUGAWARA Age 86, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 25, 2013 in Waipahu. Born December 20, 1926 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by husband, George Sugawara; sons, Glenn (Leatrice) Sugawara, Dean Sugawara; daughters, Eileen (Darrel) Higa, Amy Abarca; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grand- children. Private services were held.

Robert “Mac” McClung Sr.

Posted On August 28th, 2013 -

ROBERT “MAC” MCCLUNG SR. 80, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2013 and surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Trout, Greenbrier City, West Virginia on September 3, 1932. After serving 20-years, as a MSgt in the United States Air Force, he retired spending most of his time in Hawaii. Upon his retirement in 1969, he started the next phase of his career as a general contractor in Ewa Beach where he worked for another 20- years. In 1989, Robert started his last and most beloved career as a business owner and pawnbroker at Ewa Beach Buy & Sell for 22-years, before his final retirement in 2011. He was deeply loved and helped many people over the years. He is survived by his wife; Kuulei (Saffery), Three sons; Donald G. (Mandy), Robert A. Jr, and Charles K. McClung, Brothers; James E. (Charlotte) & Ronald Lee (Shelby) Willard, Sister; Patty Lou (Karl) Terwilliger, 7 grand children, and 11 great grand children. Join us as we celebrate his life by attending his funeral service on Friday, August 30, 2013 at Hawaii Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation: 10:30a.m, services: 11:00a.m, Burial: 2:00p.m at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire, flowers welcome.

GLENN KAUWILA PANG-CHING

Posted On August 28th, 2013 -

GLENN KAUWILA PANG-CHING Feb. 10, 1931 – Oct. 07, 2012 Glenn “Bunky” Pang-Ching of Honolulu died in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, Hi, he was a Kamehameha schools graduate, Class of ’49; a Korean War veteran; a teacher/audiologist; a so-so golfer; an avid reader and a doting Grandpa-Gung. He is survived by his wife, Setsuyo Susan; daughters, Carolyn (Steve) Morikawa and Cindy (Jerry Kerry) Pang-Ching; sister, Glenda (Sam) White; sister-in-law, June Pang-Ching and grandchildren, Alia, Malcolm and Mari. Private memorial services held. No flowers or koden (monetary offering). We extend our mahalo to all those who knew Glenn in sharing their aloha with him.

CHRISTINE YAEKO ISHIGAMI KOMORI

Posted On August 28th, 2013 -

CHRISTINE YAEKO ISHIGAMI KOMORI At the age of 86, “NANA” peacefully started her journey to eternal life on August 20, 2013 in the comfort of her home holding the hand of her “sweetheart of 64 years” as he read her the final chapter of Sutras. She was born on September 10, 1926 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Secretary of Buster’s Repair Services, Inc. and a member of the Soto Mission of Hawaii. She is survived by husband, Buster M. Komori, daughters, Leslie M. Silva, Charlene (G. Andy) Dunlap, sons, Jared (Pattie) Komori, David (Linda) Komori. Seven grand-children, Ryane Doi, Lyndi Doi, Lance (Erin) Komori, Aaron (Saya) Komori, Kristie (Alf) Dela Vega, Allen Komori, and Lauren Komori. Four great-grand-children, Riley Doi, Mackenzie Doi, Kaleb Komori, and Leah Komori. Hanai great grandchild, Mycah Lee. Sister, Mrs. Yoshiko Sato. Goddaughter, Jennie Tamashiro. Nana’s life will be celebrated on Monday, September 2, 2013 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary Visitation starts at 4:00 p.m. Service at 5:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

BERDENE AKIKO YOKOO

Posted On August 27th, 2013 -

BERDENE AKIKO YOKOO Age 82, of Mililani, HI, passed away August 23, 2013 in Aiea. Born October 12, 1930 in Ookala, Big Island, Hawaii. A member of the Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Mililani. She retired as a customer service representative from Castle & Cooke. She is survived by son, Lyman (Traci) Yokoo; daughters, Liz (Robert) Horii, Jill (Steven) Chiang; brothers, George (Ada) Kaneoka, Donald (Elsie) Kaneoka; sisters, Chris Sugita, Joanne (John) Tao, Helen (George) Tamayori; 6 grand- children. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (August 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please. No monetary/ koden envelopes please.

PAULA GAVINO FREDELUCES

Posted On August 27th, 2013 -

PAULA GAVINO FREDELUCES Age 98, of Aiea, HI, passed away August 7, 2013 in Aiea. Born June 18, 1915 in Cavite, Philippines. A lifetime of volunteer work with American Red Cross, Tripler Army Medical Center, Cub Scouts, Ladies Auxiliary Fleet Reserve Assn., Aiea Lions Club, St. Elizabeth Filipino Catholic Church. She is survived by sons, Angel (Lorna) Fredeluces, Emil Fredeluces; sister, Carmen Santiago; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; daughter- in-law, Ellen Fredeluces. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (August 29) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu). Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (August 30) at St Elizabeth Catholic Church; (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea). Mass 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

KIYOMORI “KEN” MAKABE

Posted On August 27th, 2013 -

KIYOMORI KEN MAKABE Age 85, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 30, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born September 1, 1927 in Peahi, Maui, HI. He retired as a aircraft electrician from Hickam Air Force Base. He is survived by spouse, Akiko Makabe; son, Lloyd (Zeny) Makabe; daughter, Pamela (Jon) Yoshioka; brothers, Henry Makabe, Melvin Makabe; sister, Jacqueline Oya; 4 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (August 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

REV. JACK IAN HATTON

Posted On August 27th, 2013 -

REV. JACK IAN HATTON Rev. Jack Ian Hatton, age 90, of Kansas City, MO, passed away August 23, 2013. Funeral to be held Thursday, August 29 at 12NOON CST at Floral Hills Funeral Home with visitation at 11AM CST. Burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Jack was born August 6, 1923 in Trenton, MO. Preceded in death by daughter Sharon Leilani Watanabe; father John Hatton; & mother Valeria Hatton. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Norma Lee Hatton; sons Bruce Hatton of Cameron, MO, & John Hatton of Long Island, NY; daughter Carol Lee Ramos (Larry) of Kansas City, MO; sister Rev. Jean Churchill of Honolulu, HI; grandchildren, great-grand- children, nieces, & nephews. Jack served in the US Army and was stationed in Burma & Calcutta, India in World War II. Upon returning from the war, he married Norma, and they moved to Hawaii to work as Christian missionaries in 1950. Jack served as a church pastor in Hawaii. When he retired from the ministry in 1987, a large part of his heart always remained in Hawaii. He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends. Condolences for the family may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com. (Arrangements by DW Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, KCMO, 816-353-1218)

PAUL KAPUHIWA JONES

Posted On August 26th, 2013 -

PAUL KAPUHIWA JONES Age, 66, of Kaneohe, passed July 31, 13 at home peacefully. Surviving children: Natalie, Paul, Brian, Paula, Shanalyn, & Malia. Siblings: Leilani Tollefsen, Ed Jones, Jr. Services: 2 pm. – 4 pm. Thurs., Sept. 5, at Moanalua Mortuary. Ashes: Sept. 6, Waikiki Beach.

ELLEN LOUISE MILLER BLOEDE

Posted On August 26th, 2013 -

ELLEN LOUISE MILLER BLOEDE Ellen Miller Bloede, 90, passed away August 11, 2013 at her home in Kahala. She was born December 21, 1922 in Honolulu to Ralph W. Miller and Phoebe (Keanini) Miller. She was a 1941 Kamehameha Schools graduate. Ellen was a retired Social Worker with the State of Hawaii, Child Protective Services Division. She had also volunteered as a docent at the Bishop Museum and was an active member in the community. She left behind her beloved husband of 66 years, Victor Carl Bloede; son, Keoni; daughter, Pamela (David) Yoshitake; 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services and inurnment were held at Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific.

ORVILLE ANTHONY (O.A.) DUFFY

Posted On August 25th, 2013 -

ORVILLE ANTHONY (O.A.) DUFFY 1933 – 2013 Duffy, as everyone who knew him called him, was born on June 15, 1933 in Carthage, Illinois. He died from complications of a stroke on July 14, 2013. His father, Charles, died when Duffy was just two. He was raised – and spoiled – by his mother Margaret, and two older sisters. He is survived by sister Pauline Meissner, nephews Wayne and Mark Hamman, nieces Peggy Mabry and Cathy Siska, and eight great nieces and nephews. Duffy graduated from Carthage High School in 1951 and from Denver University with a B.A. degree in 1955. Soon after graduation, he joined the Navy to see the world – and wound up stationed in Hawaii. The Aloha Bug was firmly implanted. After his two-year Navy stint, he returned home and worked in television production at stations in Midland, TX and Colorado Springs, CO. But by 1960, The Bug became irrisistable, and Duffy moved to Honolulu. He worked in the early days of KGMB-TV in various news broadcast positions and eventually as a program and commercial producer. Advertising agencies were getting into providing TV commercials and campaigns for many major clients, so, in 1968, Duffy joined Lennen & Newell Pacific ad agency as a Broadcast Producer. He remained there – through four agency name changes – (none of which, sadly, included his name) – until 1984. In later years, Duffy worked and volunteered in various computer and research projects at Bishop Museum. He was a member of the Honolulu Church of Religious Science. He also volunteered at Manoa Valley Theatre, which may secretly have been his favorite job. He loved movies and music, and especially stage musicals. So even though he worked in the MVT office, he got to see every musical they produced – as often as he wished. Once settled into his new life, it didn’t take long for Duffy to fall in love with everything Hawaii. He loved the food, the people, the weather, the music, the ohana. He loved it all – and he also loved to sing and laugh and have a good time – which could occur at most any moment. One of his co-workers said “I have fond memories of Duffy. There was never a dull moment with him around. He loved to share his ‘life wisdoms’, which consisted primarily of variations on his ‘live in the now’ mantra.” O.A. Duffy had a beautiful and caring heart. He loved people and good conversation, especially if it had anything to do with politics. He typically approached those conversations while leaning to his left. He was a great and loyal friend and a fabulous Uncle and Brother. He lived his life to the fullest and, as his Nephew Wayne Hamman said, “didn’t give a hoot what anybody else thought!” Join friends and family as they “give a hoot” for Duffy on Saturday, August 31, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Murphy’s Bar & Grill in Downtown Honolulu. Duffy’s family will be showing a “Celebration of Duffy” photo montage, and anyone who wants to say a word or share a memory is welcome. No flowers please.


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